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Please DO NOT Install the BlackBerry 10 Dev OS on Your PlayBook

Dont watch the world burn

For some reason we are once again hearing about people trying to put the BlackBerry 10 Dev OS on their PlayBook. This method was discovered sometime last year if I remember correctly but it was a bad idea then and continues to be so today. My buddy Bla1ze @CrackBerry posted a link to one of the latest efforts by Kyle27 with a nice big disclaimer but the results are still more or less the same and the limitations more or less obliterate any reason for doing such an update. (sorry Bla1ze)

Wondering what you have to give up to install a dated old version of BlackBerry 10 on your PlayBook instead of just enjoying it how it is and waiting for an official version? Here is just a portion of the list:

  • You cannot shut off your PlayBook with the current date and time but rather need to set it back to September 2012. (Seriously you cannot turn it off! This becomes much worse once you read the next limitation…)
  • You cannot allow your battery to die since the PlayBook will not know to turn itself off before it drains. If this does happen you will have to perform a “Stacked Charge.” Something you REALLY do not want to have to do
  • The Backlight turns off by itself no matter what you set
  • The quick menu settings dont work except for the settings button. Also some icons are not clickable on the screen

In case that did not warn you off you also have to realize that the PlayBook running this dated BlackBerry 10 developer OS will only pull PlayBook apps and not BlackBerry 10 apps. In short only do this if you are bat $#i+ crazy and don’t have anything better to do with your time!

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  1. Thorsten said June for Playbook BB10, didn’t he? Well, June is almost half over. :-)
    As Monty Python says, “Always look on the bright side of life:” when BB10 is released for the Playbook, I will NOT have to rely on AT&T to make it available for me.

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